$87K fine for underpaying workers

A South Taranaki Farm Trust has been ordered to pay up after being caught breaching employment law.

Workers on a Taranaki dairy farm were getting as little as $33K, less than the minimum wage.

2-year-old an inspiration

Mason and his dad, Jay Knight, are fascinated by a piglet.

Staying on a farm was high on the wish-list for Mason, diagnosed with leukemia when he was just a year old.

Farm upbringing best defence against allergies

Farm life, it's good for your health.

Children who grow up on farms are far less likely to develop asthma, hayfever and allergies.

'Palmy' gets under the skin

They've lived in England, the Netherlands and Australia, but the Golding family – Matt, Sarah and their daughters Laura ...

Matt Golding travelled the world exploring the "endless possibilities of science", and has settled in the Manawatu.

Lambing with a shiver

Ian and Janet Woodhouse farm 1001ha in two blocks near Eketahuna.

Spring weather goes from warm sunshine to light snow and back to sun when Kate Taylor visits an Eketahuna farming couple.

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opinion

Farmers' right to stand for Fonterra board clarified

The proposals are a sound step forward, says Dirk Sieling.

Waikato farmer Dirk Sieling discusses a newly revised Fonterra governance and representation proposal to be voted on at a special meeting on October 12.

2-year-old an inspiration

Staying on a farm was high on the wish-list for Mason, diagnosed with leukemia when he was just a year old.

How our market became an institution

Nigel Latta: The NZ paradox

Fieldays

Helping others, helping himself 

Bay of Plenty kiwifruit orchardist David Horwood has overcome depression by turning his innovation ideas into reality.

 Award-winning inventor overcame depression by turning his ideas into reality.

Weber mystery at Fieldays

Reporter Audrey Malone takes on the Chiefs' Brad Weber in an obstacle course challenge at Mystery Creek.

Fieldays Rural Bachelor of the Year winner  Paul Olsen from Manawatu.

Biggest and busiest

The National Fieldays has wrapped up one of its biggest and busiest events yet.

dairy

Farmers' right to stand for Fonterra board clarified

The proposals are a sound step forward, says Dirk Sieling.

Waikato farmer Dirk Sieling discusses a newly revised Fonterra governance and representation proposal to be voted on at a special meeting on October 12.

'Palmy' gets under the skin

Rob Mitchell talks to a scientist who is using his fascination with 'transforming and manipulating materials' in the big dairy industry Primary Growth Partnership.

A South Taranaki Farm Trust has been ordered to pay up after being caught breaching employment law.

$87K fine for underpaying workers

Workers on a Taranaki dairy farm were getting as little as $33K, less than the minimum wage.

advice

Shares offered for prebiotic

Knewe Biosystems Ltd are using crowdfunding to raise the funds to upscale a new prebiotic product for dairy cows.

Crowdfunding is being used to raise cash for a cow prebiotic product.

What's the best winter crop?

Think ahead for next winter's crops.

Use financial statements to add value to your farming business.

Wealth of information on financial statements

Farmers should be interested in the financial statements and tax returns coming in from their accountants for the 2015/16 season.

aquaculture

'Mum and dad' investors hooked

NZ King Salmon produces the premium Ora King brand for export

Interest in NZ King Salmon shares from companies has also been strong.

Yellowbelly project not floundering

A commercial fisherman's dream of thick shoals of flounder spawning in the Marlborough Sounds could be close to reality.

Crayfish have historically been abundant along the Wairarapa coast though recently commercial operations have ...

Crayfish stocks 'need a break'

Crayfisher pulls out of Wairarapa as stocks of the highly prized lobsters dwindle. 

beef

Lambing with a shiver

Ian and Janet Woodhouse farm 1001ha in two blocks near Eketahuna.

Spring weather goes from warm sunshine to light snow and back to sun when Kate Taylor visits an Eketahuna farming couple.

Catlins family celebrates 125 years of settlement

A reliable rail link was the key ingredient to a family's early farming success in the Catlins.

Values for dairy cows have lifted significantly over the past six months.

Bull sales up from strong beef prices

Beef bulls are in demand as cash-strapped dairy farmers look for alternative revenue.

Sheep

Lambing with a shiver

Ian and Janet Woodhouse farm 1001ha in two blocks near Eketahuna.

Spring weather goes from warm sunshine to light snow and back to sun when Kate Taylor visits an Eketahuna farming couple.

Catlins family celebrates 125 years of settlement

A reliable rail link was the key ingredient to a family's early farming success in the Catlins.

Meat Industry Association CEO Tim Ritchie.

British sheep farmers bleat

British sheep farmers are nervous about trade prospects and the threat of New Zealand exports post-Brexit.

cropping

Hemp's benefits investigated

A New Zealand Hemp Industries seminar will be held Tuesday September 20 at 7pm, at the Owaka Memorial Community Centre, ...

Hemp could be the crop that not only regenerates rural economies but gives farmers another string to their bow.

Grain growers hit by big crops

Grain growers are set to feel the pinch from large harvests overseas.

Waipopo Orchards owners Peter, left, and Danny Bennett have decided to sell their business because they want to retire.

Orchard owners to retire

Two South Canterbury brothers want "young blood" to take their apple business to the next level.

agribusiness

Why white wine could turn red video

Plant and Food scientist Mike Trought examines bud burst at the Marlborough Research Centre vineyard in Blenheim.

Que syrah, syrah: Climate change could bring rising temperatures - and see NZ's signature sav pushed out.

Paying the polluters

Opinion: It's much cheaper not to pollute waterways in the first place than to pay to get pollutants out of freshwater once they are there.

Fertiliser profits and payments to Ravensdown farmers are on the rise.

Ravensdown profits go to farmers

Ravensdown managers have reshaped the fertiliser co-operative into a better business for farmers.

Discovery

'Palmy' gets under the skin

They've lived in England, the Netherlands and Australia, but the Golding family – Matt, Sarah and their daughters Laura ...

Matt Golding travelled the world exploring the "endless possibilities of science", and has settled in the Manawatu.

On the track of great farm tools

An engineer who tests new labour-saving farm technology and lays down protocols for its use.

Kevin Macdonald and Kristina Mandok recording height, length, heart girth circumference and weight of calves as part of ...

Research worth $10m to dairy 

A scientist who is studying why some dairy cattle eat less feed than others while maintaining good growth and milk production.

rural women

Willis St office floor for sale

Level 8 of Crowe Horwath House on Willis St, is for sale by private treaty, with a possible lease arrangement with the ...

Prime office space in Wellington CBD is up for sale.

Helensville loses its grand dame at 106

Helensville lost a valued part of its living history last week after Anne "Jean" Narbey passed away at the age of 106.

Jeanine Wardman farmer florist

Farmer florist

Jeanine Wardman must have one of the best offices in Marlborough.

Video

Middle class priced out of Auckland

Nurses, teachers, police and office workers are becoming "disenfranchised" by the cost of housing, a businessman claims.

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